Union City tenants are protected from evictions related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 income disruptions.  During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 state of emergency, Union City landlords shall not endeavor to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent due to financial disruption related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

To qualify for eviction protections, Union City tenants must:

  1. Demonstrate that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 or a government emergency response measure has impacted their household or business income;
  2. Within 30 days after the date that the rent is due, provide the landlord with written notice of inability to pay rent due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 impact, with supporting documentation.

Under the Union City Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, impacts include:

  1. Contracting Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  2. Caring for a household or family member who has contracted Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  3. Income disruption via layoff, wage or hour reduction, work closure, business closure, or other income reduction resulting from Coronavirus/COVID-19;
  4. Complying with a government or health authority order to stay home, self-quarantine, or other similar order;
  5. Substantial out-of-pocket medical expenses; or,
  6. Child care needs arising from school closure due to Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Supporting documentation likely includes, paystubs, time cards, proof of out-of-pocket medical expenses related to Coronavirus/COVID-19, proof of medical care or quarantine, employer or school notes, or doctors citing the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Although Union City tenants must eventually pay the deferred rent, landlords may not charge a late fee for rent delayed under the Union City Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium.  Union City tenants have 90 days following the expiration of the Union City Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium to pay any deferred rent.

The Union City Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium shall remain in effect until the later of May 31, 2020 or when the COVID-19 state of emergency ceases.

Union City joins numerous other California cities that have, or will soon pass, Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratoriums, including San FranciscoOaklandBerkeleySan JoseSanta MonicaCulver CityStocktonSacramentoSan DiegoAlamedaBurbankPasadenaVallejoInglewoodGlendaleEl MonteSouth PasadenaRichmondEmeryvilleOjaiPalo AltoClearlakePalm Springs, Goleta, Santa Ana, San Louis Obispo County, West Sacramento, Watsonville, Woodland, Anaheim, Beverly Hills, Benicia, Camarillo, San Leandro, and Los Angeles.

Click here to read the unabridged Union City Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium.

If you are a Union City tenant with questions about your rights under the Union City Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium or have questions about California Rent Control (AB 1482), contact Astanehe Law to speak with a tenant attorney.